Jobs for Students & Alumni

Job Opportunities

We have screened the job announcements below with the intent of posting only those opportunities deemed appropriate for students and alumni of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics track of the Oregon MPH Program or our Biostatistics Certificate and MS/MBST programs.  We make no particular recommendations nor guarantees regarding the employers or positions posted on this page and are not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment. 

We will do our best to provide accurate information on this website, but we ask that you verify the details of the positions with the employer. All hiring and compensation for work performed by employees is handled directly between the employee and the employer, not through the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

We will take the jobs off the list below when the application dates expire or after three months if a deadline is not posted.

Career opportunities are also posted on the Oregon MPH's website.

Job Announcements

The Oregon Public Health Association's Job and Internship Opportunities webpage is a great place for employers, job seekers, and students to connect.

Visit http://www.oregonpublichealth.org/jobs-a-internships to learn more.


Posted 3/31/2014:

Student Worker – OHSU's Evidence-based Practice Center, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology.  To qualify, you must be a college student taking either 6 credit hours or more (undergraduate), or 4.5 credit hours or more (graduate) level courses, or at least 16 years of age enrolled in or on vacation from high school.  Preference will be given to graduate students in public health, health sciences, nursing, sociology, or related programs.

Incumbent will work with the OHSU-affiliated Coordinating Center for the VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program (http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/publications/esp/) and assist the project manager and investigators on the development of a pilot project aimed at providing "rapid response" evidence briefs that summarize the scientific evidence related to medical and health services topics requested by VA leadership.  

The duties of this position include: downloads and maintains bibliographic research databases of journal citations/abstracts using EndNote; retrieves, researches, and tracks status of journal articles from the OHSU/VA libraries and Inter-Library Loan; prepares research materials for meetings; communicates with project staff and outside topic experts; assists the project manager and research staff with research data abstraction-related tasks and preparation; formats and edits research materials for consistency, such as summary reports, supporting research documents (e.g. appendices, figures, tables) and medical journal articles, assists with other tasks as requested by the project manager, investigators, and project staff assigned to specific research topics. Requires good computer skills; experience with research citation management software preferred.  

Salary: $14 per hour

Hours: 10-15 hours per week; hours may vary due to project timelines.  Additional hours may be available during summer months.


Posted 2/3/2014:

Health Services Consultant III (Policy and Performance Measurement Coordinator) in the Office of Immunization and Child Profile
Washington State Department of Health


Posted 2/3/2014:

Operation and Policy Analyst positions with the Oregon Health Authority

Are you a talented public policy professional interested in helping Oregonians enjoy better health, better care and lower costs?   Are you intrigued by health information technology and electronic health records that support providers and care teams coordinate care and improve their ability to manage and analyze patient data?

We are working with Oregon's health care community to improve health by making it possible to securely share patient information both within the state and nationally. An electronic health information network connecting providers, health plans and individuals will make care more efficient and effective. Significant Health Information Technology (HIT) and Health Information Exchange (HIE) projects are in development now, and we need three (3) Policy Analysts to support this work.

Each of the three positions has a unique focus:

·       Policy analysis supporting implementation of HIT/HIE IT projects

·       Coordinating and partnering with stakeholders, including Medicaid Coordinated Care Organizations, and behavioral health and long-term care stakeholders

·       Data-focused policy work, including qualitative and quantitative analysis and presenting information in compelling ways to support HIT/HIE efforts

The successful candidates will join a close-knit team of dedicated policy, HIT and HIE professionals in the Office of Health Information Technology in Salem (700 Summer Street NE, Suite 125) with flexibility to work a limited number of days in Portland each week.  These positions are limited duration through June 30, 2015, with the opportunity to be renewed as need and grant funding allows.

To apply: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oregon/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=805661


Posted 1/27/2014:

Oregon Food Bank Clinical Outreach and Training Coordinator

Posted 1/27/2014:

Program Analyst II

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has an opening for a part-time Program Analyst II to evaluate programs/services and conduct health assessments for the Department and other community partners.  This is a great opportunity to work with an outstanding, talented team of folks in the Office of Assessment, Planning & Improvement.  Work projects will be mainly focused on environmental health and chronic disease prevention programs

See the recently posted Program Analyst II job announcement for more information.


Posted 1/8/2014:

Epidemiologist II (Seattle)


Posted 1/8/2014:

Snohomish Health District is seeking an experienced epidemiologist:

The Snohomish Health District is currently accepting resumes for a full-time Epidemiologist II in our Healthy Communities and Assessment program. This is a professional epidemiologist position performing epidemiological activities related to collection of population-based data, researching, analyzing and interpreting health-related characteristics of the population to identify the distribution of diseases, behaviors and conditions.  A brief listing of qualifications and benefits is included below and the complete job description can be found on our website under SHD Jobs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's degree in Epidemiology or a Master's degree in Public Health; or in a closely-related field plus 12 post-graduate quarter hours in epidemiology and 12 post graduate quarter hours in biostatistics or statistics; plus three year of experience in epidemiology; preference is given to applicants with at least two years experience working for a public health agency.   

BENEFITS:  Snohomish Health District provides medical, dental, vision and life insurance for employees plus dependents if elected at a minimal cost. Participation with the Department of Retirement Systems retirement (PERS) is mandatory. Annual leave is earned at the rate of 12 days per year during the first year and increases with the length of service; sick leave is earned at the rate of 12 days per year; 10 paid holidays per year plus 2 personal holidays.

HOW TO APPLY:Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter stating how your qualifications and experience fulfill the requirements and have prepared you to perform the duties of the Epidemiologist II noted in the Position Description to:

Human Resources

Snohomish Health District

3020 Rucker Ave., Suite 306

Everett, WA 98201-3900


E-mail to HRQuestions@snohd.org

Posted 1/8/2014:

Three epidemiologist positions are available in the Office of Healthy Communities in Thurston County, Washington.


Posted 12/12/2013:

EMS Specialist

Link to job:  http://www.tvfr.com/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=100&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=EMS-Specialist-25

OVERVIEW:      The primary duty of the EMS Specialist is to extract emergency medical service (EMS) data from the District's records management system and prepare a variety of complex reports relating to the District's emergency medical and mobile healthcare services.  The EMS Specialist also tracks and reports child and/or elder abuse or neglect to appropriate authorities.  The EMS Specialist provides administrative support to the EMS staff. 

LOCATION:      Command and Business Operations Center (Tigard)
SALARY:           $4,003 - $5,415 per month, depending on qualifications.  Grade 5, non-exempt.  Full-time employee benefits package.



Data extraction, analysis, correction and reporting.  The EMS Specialist uses SQL Server Management Studio, SQL Reporting Services, Access, Excel and other software as needed to perform these tasks with advance complexity and often within short time frames.  The position requires two years of experience in SQL report writing and database manipulation and management, preferably utilizing medical terminology in an emergency medical services environment.  The position also requires a demonstrated ability to develop and execute complex, multi-table T-SQL queries against data created in multiple databases.  The position also requires an individual with demonstrated critical and analytical thinking skills, curiosity, and initiative.

Design and maintenance of databases.  The EMS Specialist conducts ad hoc analyses, including forecasting and trending, to support strategic and tactical data needs of managers and department heads.  The EMS Specialist creates secondary or freestanding databases where necessary.

Design, creation and maintenance of reports.  The EMS Specialist prepares output configured to meet the needs of end users, including presenting information in various formats.  The EMS Specialist creates tools that enhance the usability of data, including tools that involve automation, integration and real time data access ("on demand").  The position requires a demonstrated ability to produce detailed reports, charts and graphs utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database management, statistical analysis, graphics and presentation management software.  The ideal candidate has experience with SharePoint and web design.  The position requires the ability to work effectively in a team environment and responsiveness to the needs of internal and external data customers.    

Administrative support.  A large portion of the EMS Specialist's responsibilities is administrative in nature, including providing general administrative support to the EMS Division staff and the Quality Improvement Committee.  Duties include providing ad hoc and regularly scheduled reports, scheduling meetings, taking and transcribing meeting minutes, and making travel arrangements.  The EMS Specialist reconciles and reports on station controlled drug logs and orders medications as necessary to refill stock.  The position requires solid knowledge of and ability to operate a personal computer and standard office software applications.  The position also requires a high degree of flexibility.

Maintenance of confidential patient records.  The EMS Specialist ensures compliance with state and federal laws including HIPAA, public records disclosure and other statutory requirements.  The position requires and understanding of patient confidentiality and demonstrated ability to use appropriate discretion and judgment in relation to information disclosure.

Mandated elder and child abuse/neglect reporting.  The EMS Specialist compiles and reports information from multiple sources, creating concise, confidential reports to county organizations.


In addition to the two-year experience requirement and other qualifications noted above, a bachelor's degree is strongly desired.  An associate degree with equivalent course work at a technical or vocational school and supplemental training in use of analytical software, statistics, and database software, or some combination of education and applicable work experience will be considered in lieu of a bachelor's degree. 



A completed application (including responses to the supplemental questions) must be received by email at jobs@tvfr.com or at the Administration front desk located at: 11945 SW 70th Avenue, Tigard, OR  97223.   Completed application packets must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date listed below. 

OPEN DATE:                  Tuesday, December 3, 2013

CLOSING DATE:            Monday, December 23, 2013 *

*Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and recruitment may close without notice as soon as a sufficient number of qualified candidates apply.


If you believe you may qualify for veterans' preference, please include in your application packet a completed Veterans' Preference Form(Word doc) for Unscored Positions with the required documentation. 


December 23, 2013 - January 10, 2014

Evaluation of applications

January 10, 2014

Determination/notification re: advancement

January 13, 2014

On-site evaluation event

January 17, 2014

On-site final interviews

Week of January 20, 2014

Reference and background checks

February 17, 2014

Target start date

Note that this compressed timeline requires candidates plan around the above dates despite not knowing advancement status until just prior to each phase.

All employees and volunteers hired after March 16, 2004, will be tobacco free inside/outside District property, District apparatus, or inside/outside training facilities throughout their length of service to the District.

All employees and volunteers hired after February 10, 2012, are required to cover tattoos and body art while in work, duty, or dress uniforms. This includes tattoos, branding, scarring, piercings, and body art.


Posted 9/30/2013:

Public Health Manager

Lane County Health and Human Services is looking for a visionary public health professional who will join us in leading community health transformation efforts.  This person will be a voice in the community for prevention and public health, and a champion for integrated, high quality services as part of a larger Health and Human Services department.  The successful candidate will show strong leadership, creative thinking, and project management skills.  She or he will have the ability to manage staff with multiple complex projects.

The Public Health Manager is responsible for providing ongoing leadership, oversight, and guidance through supervision of the Public Health Division including emergencies and significant events.  This position responds to public health related questions and services as a department representative and develops partnerships and interagency initiatives.  This position manages and coordinates staff and activities of the Public Health division.  Assists in development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and procedures.  Responsible for managing the more than $10.5 million budget.  The Public Health Manager participates in internal and external meetings along with developing partnerships and interagency initiatives. 

Requirements for this position include:


Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing, Public Health, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field


Six years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in a public health agency.

Special Requirements:

Oregon Driver's License or ability to obtain one by time of hire.

Compensation and Benefits include:

·Wage: $65,645 - $98,467 (Annually)

·Pre-determined percentage of salary paid to deferred compensation plan

·Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP); County paid contributions

·Choice of two medical plans; covering employee and qualifying family members; County paid premiums

·Choice of two dental plans; covering employee and qualifying family members; County paid premiums

·Flexible spending and HSA available

·Short-term and long-term disability; County paid premiums

·Group term life insurance, optional employee term life insurance

·Time management (TM) for vacation and sick leave

·Ability to sell up to 80 hours of TM annually

·Nine paid holidays + floating holiday

For more information on this leadership opportunity, or to obtain information regarding benefits, classification, compensation or the required job application and supplemental questions, visit our jobs page at www.lanecounty.org/jobs

This position closes on Monday, October 14th at 5:00 pm PST.


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